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I see you
I understand you.
With all your faults and idiosyncrasies
I want to be with you.
I want your smell and your taste
Your faults are part of your perfection.
Your insecurities are your strengths.
When I’m with you I feel home, safe.
Anyone else is wrong because you are right

I love you.

I am utterly content.
I want to make you happy
I want you safe.
I will heal your pain
I will protect you, I will care for you, I will provide for you in every way.
I do not need to own you
I do not want to stop you.
I love what you are.

I know you don’t love me.

I know I don’t make you happy
I know you don’t want to hurt me.

I will leave you.

It is in my power to make you happy
It is in my power to relieve your pain
It is in my power for you to find love.
It is in my power to give you what I have.
I will provide, I will heal, I will make you happy, I will leave you because I love you because –

I understand you.

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  1. Date: 6/8/2013 12:37:00 PM
    Ouch! I made this same decision sometime ago and I am happy today. The best way to love some folks is to leave them! I love this piece, the flow, the emotion...and the devotion!! Bravo!!! It's great to read your piece this evening Lex, welcome to the Soup my dear friend. It's a platform to share your heart and art. Feel free to enter member contests as it will help you gain more exposure and thereby learn. There are lots of features that might interest you. Enjoy your stay. Peace and Friendship, Adeleke

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 12:09:00 PM
    love in its true innocence and hope! anyone would be honored to receive such a missive.